deannescakes Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 8:20pm
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Hello everyone! Just wanted to share my latest cupcakes with all of you! The cake is red velvet and the flowers are made of buttercream. Happy holidays!







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psgodusa Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 8:32pm
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Awow..very nice. these are too good. happy new year to you.

cakealicious7 Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 8:37pm
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AOh wow!! Those are beautiful!! Well done :-)

ddaigle Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 9:53pm
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Awesome!  That mum tip always kicks my a$$.  Great job!

remnant3333 Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 10:07pm
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Your buttercream flowers are awesome!!!! They are so pretty!!!! Great job!!!

-K8memphis Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 10:32pm
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beautiful--eye candy colors too--so pleasant--it's the lighting on the photographs too--thanks for posting--


sarge--add cornstarch to your icing (for the mum tip) and pinch the ends of the petals with corn starch dipped finger tips--


i pipe a base first like for a rose too--but i guess i'd omit that step if i was piping directly on a cupcake--

ddaigle Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 10:38pm
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AThanks K8!

Stitches Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 10:57pm
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Excellent!! It's so hard to keep those petals upright and individual. Would you share which recipe you used to form them?

deannescakes Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 11:05pm
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Stitches - Make a medium-consistency buttercream with butter, confectioner's sugar, a little milk, and vanilla. The key is to cream the butter and sugar well, and use less milk.

Stitches Posted 27 Dec 2013 , 11:28pm

Thanks, that's what I do.


I found the stiff shortening based recipes like from CakeGirls works well for piped flowers........but they never taste great. Butter frosting always melts out on my flowers.

JWinslow Posted 28 Dec 2013 , 1:05am

The cupcakes are really beautiful.   I'm always impressed with pretty butter cream.  I need to be more disciplined about practicing.

AZCouture Posted 28 Dec 2013 , 1:14am

AThose are spectacular! I especially like the last one.

Lovelyladylibra Posted 28 Dec 2013 , 2:25am

looooooove. for a second I thought they were arti cakes

sbonham Posted 28 Dec 2013 , 5:58am

Thanks for sharing the pics of your cupcakes. They are so pretty. Also appreciate the frosting information.;-D

Annabakescakes Posted 28 Dec 2013 , 6:55pm

Very pretty! Mum kick my butt too. They are a mess, but I use a stiff icing. I would like to practice, but money is my main motivator out in the bakery ;-) How long do those take you, OP? I am seeing a great promo for Mother's Day!

deannescakes Posted 29 Dec 2013 , 3:46pm

AAnnabakescakes - It does not take a long time to pipe the mums, I would say just a minute or so. Practice makes all the difference! But mixing and getting the right color takes some time.

MeghanKelly Posted 29 Dec 2013 , 5:21pm


Those are so beautiful, I would not want to eat them!  Great work!

Godot Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 5:00am

AThose are really pretty!

mouna09 Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 6:50pm

You have amazing talent!!!! have you ever tried using whipped cream instead of buttercream on your cakes? It takes less time to whip up in a stand mixer and will end up having 4x less sugar :D.

deannescakes Posted 1 Jan 2014 , 5:57pm

AThanks! No I haven't tried whipped cream. I wonder how the flowers would turn out if I used that instead.

cakealicious7 Posted 1 Jan 2014 , 6:05pm

AWhipped cream isn't known for holding it's shape, unless it's stabilised and then it would have to be refrigerated. Buttercream is definitely the better option

Marian64 Posted 1 Jan 2014 , 8:24pm

ALove the cupcakes. I need way more practice everytime I try to do them I end up with a couple and the rest end up with swirls. Beautiful work.

Claire138 Posted 1 Jan 2014 , 9:26pm

Ooooh I love these, so so pretty. I've always been nervous about doing anything like this but now I feel the urge:-D

Annie70 Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 12:10am

They are awesome!  Can I ask what food coloring you use??  The colors are so bright and gorgeous.

deannescakes Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 1:36am

AAnnie70 - thanks, I use Wilton gel colors.

ragini Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 9:12am

Can you please share the recipe you used for buttercream. I do not like too sweet buttercream. I wonder if I use less sugar the buttercream will not be stiff enough. Any tips for having stiff buttercream without too much sweetness.

emetz74 Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 10:28am

Those are simply amazing. I don't think I could eat one; they're just too pretty!

Claire138 Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 11:15am

I add a few drops of lemon to bc to off set the sweetness.

cazza1 Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 1:12pm

WOW to the cakes and WOW to the decorating in a minute or so.  Forget the minute mine would take a so.........sooooooooo long!

deannescakes Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 3:59pm

AClaire138 - thanks for the tip. I've heard that a little bit of lemon juice helps to whiten the buttercream as well.

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